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2013-04-23 03:42:11 PM  
2 votes:
Do farkers like anything? Not everything can be a 3 day Rush and Helix festival.
2013-04-23 12:07:32 PM  
2 votes:
I'd rather pretend to like a fake band than admit that I paid money to see Gaslight Anthem, the Lumineers, Vampire Weekend, James Blake, or Franz Ferdinand.

I'd love to see Kurt Vile, but he's much more suited to a dark bar than out in the daylight.  It would ruin the mood.  The Oh Sees are cool as well if you like straight up rock.

Also, Red Hot Chili Peppers?  Does anyone want to see fiftysomethings play pop radio tunes?
2013-04-23 10:35:55 AM  
2 votes:
At first this bit seemed hilarious until I realized the people being interviewed are actors.
2013-04-23 10:27:17 AM  
2 votes:
So, it's like a hipster version of the FARK Politics tab?
2013-04-23 10:27:13 AM  
2 votes:
When you consider there was something like 135 acts performing at Coachella and that only about 5 of them have anything close to mainstream name recognition, this doesn't surprise me at all...
2013-04-23 06:58:36 PM  
1 votes:

orange whip: Many people think that while they're young. And while the internet has opened up new avenues for greater exposure for more acts, hardly anybody's interested in hearing any of it. The major labels, despite what you tell yourself, still control well over 90% of what people hear. And the major labels, along with the radio conglomerates, are more conservative than ever. They're not going to take a chance on a band like Primus, Morphine, Cake or even something as tame and conventional as Radiohead. They want stuff that's easy to sell, and that's all they care about. As far as Pandora and similar sites go, most people use it to listen to stuff that's already popular.

THIS


It is an example of what people, who think their taste is superior, want to believe, and not what is actually happening.  What's happening is that radio stations play what is most popular - they are a commercial endeavor.  There's less money in lower ratings.  When Nickelback stops selling millions of albums and thousands of concert tickets, you will likely not hear them as often.

It is not about some big scary corporation/conglomerate.

It is not about "control".

The entertainment industry is an industry, not a free art fair.  I'm as tired of Nickelback as you are.  But, I've made a decent career in the entertainment industry, and no one forces me to listen to every song I play on the radio.
2013-04-23 01:39:24 PM  
1 votes:
The Chelsea Clintons would be a great band name,
2013-04-23 01:20:26 PM  
1 votes:
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2013-04-23 12:39:30 PM  
1 votes:

brap: It's usually more fun to make up band names than to have to sit through them anyway.  I only want to be a musician so I can rename the band at every gig.  I was actually in a band that did this so we could get the same people to show up at our gigs on consecutive nights.


Now we know Ian Anderson's Fark handle.
2013-04-23 12:36:02 PM  
1 votes:
I'm a self admitted old fart, but I only wish this generation would do something to scare and confuse me.   Instead it's just boring crass commercialism and empty marketing.

I lived in Austin when SXSW first started as a way to showcase unsigned local bands since we were so far far removed from the LA and NYC scene.   Now it's transformed nothing more than a promotion and marketing expo targeting the 24-39 demo, as corporations unveil their newest light beer or auto line to a group of bloggers and new media "tastemakers" who only showed up to scavenge for free food and drinks.
2013-04-23 12:19:05 PM  
1 votes:

Rapmaster2000: Also, Red Hot Chili Peppers? Does anyone want to see fiftysomethings play pop radio tunes?


If seeing the "Red Hot Chili Peppers in concert" actually meant watching Frusciante and Flea just doing bizarro prog noodling for 90 minutes, then I'd might go.

I forgot how good Flea can be until I heard his work with The Mars Volta.
2013-04-23 12:09:36 PM  
1 votes:
Isn't Two Door Cinema Club a real band though?
2013-04-23 11:31:14 AM  
1 votes:

LewDux: hip·ster [hip-ster] noun Slang. 1. person who likes free drugs, chicks with tits and being in public places


Exactly. How dare they NOT eschew having fun instead of spending all day on a computer and masturbating to Firefly fanfic like the rest of us.
2013-04-23 11:22:43 AM  
1 votes:
LewDux:
hip·ster [hip-ster] noun Slang. 1. person who likes free drugs, chicks with tits and being in public places

If liking tits is hip, then consider me Miles Davis.
2013-04-23 11:20:07 AM  
1 votes:
Here's how old I have gotten - I wouldn't go to this thing if I had free tix and a helicopter ride dropping me off at the entrance.
2013-04-23 11:16:53 AM  
1 votes:

FuryOfFirestorm: Just goes to show that some hipsters aren't there for the bands...they're just there for the free drugs, the drunk chicks flashing their tits and to be seen.


hip·ster [hip-ster] noun Slang. 1. person who likes free drugs, chicks with tits and being in public places
2013-04-23 11:07:23 AM  
1 votes:
Just goes to show that some hipsters aren't there for the bands...they're just there for the free drugs, the drunk chicks flashing their tits and to be seen.

I only listen to bands whose members haven't even been born yet. I was a huge fan of Boom-Boom & The Gherklewhizzes, but they became total sell outs when came out of their mom's vaginas.
2013-04-23 10:56:21 AM  
1 votes:
Norm MacDonald has a good routine on these kind of lies. Link

Quality is crap, but it makes its point.
2013-04-23 10:53:31 AM  
1 votes:
fake interview is fake
2013-04-23 10:44:53 AM  
1 votes:

brap: It's usually more fun to make up band names than to have to sit through them anyway.  I only want to be a musician so I can rename the band at every gig.  I was actually in a band that did this so we could get the same people to show up at our gigs on consecutive nights.



Dead Monkeys are to split up again, according to their manager, Lefty Goldblatt. They've been in the business now ten years, nine as other groups. Originally the Dead Salmon, they became for a while, Trout. Then Fried Trout, then Poached Trout In A White Wine Sauce, and finally, Herring. Splitting up for nearly a month, they re-formed as Red Herring, which became Dead Herring for a while, and then Dead Loss, which reflected the current state of the group. Splitting up again to get their heads together, they reformed a fortnight later as Heads Together, a tight little name which lasted them through a difficult period when their drummer was suspected of suffering from death. It turned out to be only a rumor and they became Dead Together, then Dead Gear, which lead to Dead Donkeys, Lead Donkeys, and the inevitable split up. After nearly ten days, they reformed again as Sole Manier, then Dead Sole, Rock Cod, Turbot, Haddock, White Baith, the Places, Fish, Bream, Mackerel, Salmon, Poached Salmon, Poached Salmon In A White Wine Sauce, Salmon-monia, and Helen Shapiro. This last name, their favorite, had to be dropped following an injunction and they split up again. When they reformed after a recordbreaking two days, they ditched the fishy references and became Dead Monkeys, a name which they stuck with for the rest of their careers. Now, a fortnight later, they've finally split up.
2013-04-23 10:29:07 AM  
1 votes:

FeedTheCollapse: ITT: "lolhipstersamiright?"

2013-04-23 10:27:07 AM  
1 votes:
ITT: "lolhipstersamiright?"
 
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